Red Maple Brilliance October 8th, Autumn 2018

I started doing this series of Faber-Castell watercolor pencils paintings a few years ago in the Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico. At the time, I was living in a cabin adjacent to Bill Light’s home which he built for his daughter. I stayed there a few months, absolutely gorgeous woods. I’d go hiking with Luna, Bill’s dog, who’s not so large but very capable. I loved going on walks with Luna, and she loved going on walks with me. Beautiful pristine forest. Luna encountered bears a number of times….and she barked them up a tree each time. A very brave, confident dog, even though she was aging.

Carol Keiter paintings Santa Fe National Forest New Mexico

Here are several paintings, showing the progression from the first sitting and then completed in the next. Below is a flickr link to paintings done with (watercolor) colored-pencils 1,000 feet above Santa Fe, New Mexico elevation 7,198 feet, in the National Forest – where I’ve gone on walks with Luna, the owner’s dog

Luna, companion, dog, Santa Fe National Forest

Luna my former companion on my walks to the woods

red maple signed

red maple signed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the latest Faber-Castell watercolor pencil painting! That’s a mouth full. Red Maple in Autumn BrillianceRoger Willams Park, Providence, RI
Oct. 8th

Red Maple painting, Autumn Brilliance

Red Maple Autumn Brilliance

the red maple subject

the red maple subject

I went out Sunday deciding to bicycle to Roger Williams park for a change (I’d been going to the cemetery close to where I live). Well I saw this fantastically brilliant Maple as I was coming in the one entrance…cycled around to other places…and wound up coming back to this cuz no other tree matched its brilliance at this time. I then couldn’t wait to return, I couldn’t get it completed that day as the dusk crept in. Then I had to carry it on my back in my pack while I danced for hours, running into the night time shows under the bridge of all these marching bands for the Pronk Fest, which was just fantastic. There were colored lights illuminating the bridge, and crowds cheering the bands, and the final band, final song was one which had a lovely and simple tune, so that many people there in this echo chamber sang this over and over (me included). A very lovely heart felt song archipello, and everyone after numerous repetitions, all magically stopped and cheered at exactly the same time. Singing this was one of those life’s special moments.

Japanese Garden & The Bridge | 2 Versions | Faber Castell Watercolor Progression | Providence, RI

I realized months later that I wish to reveal each of these paintings from the same view, separately, as the singular processes that each were.

Japanese Garden – Faber Castell watercolor pencil progression of the Japanese Tea Garden in Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island

Japanese Garden – Faber Castell watercolor pencil progression of the Japanese Tea Garden in Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island

Bridge – Faber Castell watercolor 2nd version same view – pencil progression of the Japanese Tea Garden in Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island

Bridge – Faber Castell watercolor 2nd version same view – pencil progression of the Japanese Tea Garden in Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The first rendition, was this one

the Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden – Faber Castell watercolor pencil progression of the Japanese Tea Garden in Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island

Japanese Garden – Faber Castell watercolor pencil progression of the Japanese Tea Garden in Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island

When I returned to complete this one, I merely added some last details for shadows.

I decided right away to start a new one

 

By the time I finished this one, I decided to never sit there for a painting again.It was really close to the carousal, and the music of the carousal remained in my head – after sitting there this second 5 hours or so – later into the evening.

bridge 1st sketch

bridge 1st sketch

bridge proceeding

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the Bridge

Bridge – Faber Castell watercolor 2nd version same view – pencil progression of the Japanese Tea Garden in Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island

Bridge – Faber Castell watercolor 2nd version same view – pencil progression of the Japanese Tea Garden in Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island

 

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Painting Progression of captivating tree | 2 Versions | Faber Castell Water Color Pencils

captivated with this tree

I created two different versions of this same tree in Roger Williams Park by the Botanical Gardens in Providence, Rhode Island. The first one of – The Tree

Roger Williams park, Providence, Rhode Island, The Tree, Progressive creation, captivating tree, Botanical Gardens, Faber Castell Water Color Pencils, May 5th, 2018

Roger Williams park – The Tree – Progressive creation of captivating tree by Botanical Gardens Providence, Rhode Island | Faber Castell Water Color Pencils – May 5, 2018 cinco de mayo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Williams park, Providence, Rhode Island, Elegant Tree and Robin, Progressive creation, captivating tree, Botanical Gardens, Faber Castell Water Color Pencils, May 12, 2018

Roger Williams park – Elegant Tree and Robin – 2nd version Progressive creation of captivating tree by Botanical Gardens Providence, Rhode Island – Faber Castell Water Color Pencils – May 12, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the tree progression

the tree progression

the tree progression

the tree progression

the tree progression

 

 

The First Version

The Tree

Roger Williams park - The Tree - Progressive creation of captivating tree by Botanical Gardens Providence, Rhode Island | Faber Castell Water Color Pencils - May 5, 2018 cinco de mayo

Roger Williams park – The Tree – Progressive creation of captivating tree by Botanical Gardens Providence, Rhode Island | Faber Castell Water Color Pencils – May 5, 2018 cinco de mayo

 

 

 

Completed this first one, captivated with the tree on the lower right hand corner, in two sittings. . I did this today, Cinco de Mayo at Roger Williams park in Providence, Rhode Island, outside of the Botanical Gardens.

 

Here’s the second rendition

Elegant Tree and Robin progression

Elegant Tree and Robin progression

 

Elegant Tree and Robin progression

Elegant Tree and Robin progression

 

Elegant Tree and Robin progression

 

Same tree I’m captivated with by the Botanical Garden in Roger Williams park,

Today’s, 2nd rendition, May 12th, a week later – more space in between to breath

Elegant Tree and Robin

Elegant Tree and Robin progression

Elegant Tree and Robin progression

Elegant Tree and Robin close

Elegant Tree and Robin close

Faber Castell water color pencils with a brush and water

flickr link to my colored pencil watercolor painting of the elegant tree that I fell in love with a week ago

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